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medical incident

In legal medicine, any action or failure to act that adversely affects a patient.
See also: incident
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In November 2004, Florida voters approved a state constitutional amendment titled "Patients' Right to Know About Adverse Medical Incidents." The amendment allowed patients to obtain "any records made or received in the course of business by a health care facility or provider relating to any adverse medical incident"--as long as the identity of the patients involved in the incidents wasn't revealed and other privacy restrictions were adhered to.
Wiltshire Police said: "Police were called by the ambulance service to Prezzo, High Street, Salisbury at 6.45pm today following a medical incident involving two people.
But he had a medical incident last May and the doctors didn't want to take chances.
Police Scotland last night confirmed they were looking into a "medical incident" as security was stepped up at the Strathallan Castle site in Auchterarder while they continued their enquiries.
She told doctor-companies to review theiz policies regularly, clarify definitions so there can be no misunderstandings or ambiguities, and even consider changing the term "'claims-made" to "medical incident" or "medical incident reporting" policies.
Referring to the call-out which led to Mr Meredith's death, she said: "We were called at 5.55pm to a medical incident and sent one ambulance and a rapid response vehicle to the scene.
Mike Blair, transportation manager with Hartlepool Council, said: "Due to the sheer volume of visitors and a minor medical incident, the Crew Parade was slightly delayed.
Devani notes that an unforeseen medical incident or a serious accident abroad can be very expensive.
The court found that the legislature unambiguously provided that the law was to operate retrospectively and apply "to any medical incident for which a notice of intent to initiate litigation" was mailed on or after September 15,2003, as long as the application was not prohibited by the state or federal constitutions.
Reading the amendment in pari materia, while applying a far more liberal interpretation of its provisions than those of ordinary statutes, (23) the Buster court found that under subsection (a) of the amendment, the phrase "'patients' may obtain 'any records' relating to an 'adverse medical incident[,]'" was to be construed "in very broad terms to include any individual who has received or is currently receiving medical care or treatment." (24) Similarly, "'adverse medical incident'" means "'medical negligence, intentional misconduct, and any other act, neglect, or default of a health care facility or health care provider that caused or could have caused injury to or death of a patient....'" (25)
THE Great North Air Ambulance helicopter was called out to Thornaby after a "medical incident" at a GP practice.
A spokesman for Yorkshire Ambulance Service confirmed that an air ambulance and a land ambulance had been sent to deal with a 'medical incident' on Cooper Lane which was reported at around 4.12pm.

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